When Hiring an Employee Rights Attorney is Necessary, Make Sure to Hire the Best
Despite the opportunities so many of them provide, there are times when workplaces can cause more harm than good. As such, there is a possibility you’ll come across unfair practices from your employer sometime during your career. Though these instances may be confusing and shocking, you can still demand justice for any damages done with the help of an employee rights attorney.
So, if you or someone you know has experienced unfair treatment from their employer, don’t hesitate to contact one of our legal experts at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP. Using our decades of experience in the field, we will stay at your side to fight for the best outcome possible.
Still, you might be wondering exactly what instances call for the involvement of an employee rights attorney, which we will list below.
1. Wrongful Termination
Though unfortunate, being terminated is a common reality for thousands of workers nationwide. However, there are times when this termination is unfair, leaving those impacted financially and emotionally affected.
So, what constitutes wrongful termination? This could include:
- Discrimination due to gender identity, race, sexual orientation, etc.
- A toxic work environment that forces the employee to quit
- A breach of their employment contract that promised a guaranteed position
2. Unpaid Wages and Benefits
Like most hardworking Americans, you dedicate multiple hours each week to receive the wages and benefits you signed up for. As such, the Massachusetts Wage Act and Fair Labor Standards Act provide protections for individuals who haven’t been properly paid for their time worked or haven’t received the benefits they were promised.
If this sounds like something you have experienced, an employee rights attorney can help you file a claim under one or more of these acts to grant you the compensation you deserve.
3. Harassment and/or Discrimination
Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their workplace, regardless of their gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and more. As such, the law faces instances of harassment and/or discrimination harshly, ensuring victims can take action against those who have made their work environment hostile, refused to hire, or wrongfully terminated them due to prejudice.
Examples of this include (but are not limited to):
- Derogatory jokes
- Racial slurs
- Intolerance or bias towards a particular demographic
- Physical harassment
- Sexual harassment
- Psychological harassment
4. Employer Retaliation
Perhaps you have noticed a harmful or unfair workplace policy and reported your concerns to your leaders. If rather than providing a proper and healthy response, your employer retaliates against you, you could need the involvement of an employee rights attorney. Ultimately, no worker should feel intimidated by their workplace to bring wrongful practices to light.
Make Your Case Today
You may have more rights as an employee than you realize. If you have experienced personal damage due to an employer’s wrongful policies or actions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly employee rights attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP today. We are on your side!